Give Me A Break…

I am going to take off a few days  to consider a change here at RJ’s Corner. I can’t see being able to continue on as I have for four more years.  Maybe I need to shut down the “All I Know” category where I talk about the political happenings of the day. Maybe I need to get more focused on other areas of interest.  To do that I need to just shut down completely and look at my options.

I don’t see the possibility of just stopping blogging, so this isn’t a permanent hiatus just a change in directions. I will let you know what I have decided in a week or two.

The Public Work Force?

This post is going to be about some uncomfortable facts for my GOP friends. It is about how the public workforce has shrunk and become more efficient than the private workforce.

I’m sure that in the coming months all those department chiefs that CO3 has put in place and even CO3 himself will eventually come to realize that there are some very basic differences between public service and the private sector.

Mr. Ryan has been putting out plans to dismantle our society’s safety net for years now. But he too often cloaks the facts with “improving” instead of eliminating. If he wants to eliminate social security and Medicare I wish he would just come out and say so and let the electorate decide if that is something to be done.

But, I do agree with my GOP friends that there is one public sector group that I think does need to be privatized and that is the USPS. Before the age of paperless billing and other alternate methods of delivering our information this agency was absolutely necessary but today that just isn’t the case. I don’t remember the last time I ever got any meaningful documents through the mail? Being a public sector agency that has to compete directly with private sector competitors proves in itself that it no longer needs public support.

The military, which gobbles up the vast majority of discretionary spending shouldn’t be exempt from public funding cuts. One of the things I do agree with is that the U.S. should not be the policemen of the world. If that were to be accomplished we could easily cut defense spending by several orders of magnitude.  But that is another story..

*CO3 = Current Oval Office Occupant